Dean of IUPUI University Library

at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (view profile)
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Date Posted November 27, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Indiana University seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and visionary leader to be the first Herbert Simon Family Dean of IUPUI University Library. The Dean is the public face of IUPUI University Library and oversees strategic advancement in the areas of services, instruction, technology, personnel, fundraising, and budgeting.

The Dean reports to Nasser Paydar, Chancellor of IUPUI, through Kathy Johnson, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer.

Candidates for the Herbert Simon Family Dean of IUPUI University Library should demonstrate the following required qualifications and traits: A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; 5 years of upper-level leadership and supervisory experience in an academic library setting; qualifications for appointment at full librarian rank; evidence of managing effectively in an academic environment, including experience in long-range planning and budgeting; demonstrated understanding of enterprise and networked systems for information management, digital preservation frameworks, and open source communities; distinguished record of librarianship, scholarship/creative activity, and service; active participation in state, regional, and national library and professional organizations; a proven commitment to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and that fosters community and mutual respect, and experience in fundraising and strategic planning.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of leadership philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Review of candidate materials will begin on January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Stephen Hundley, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Professor of Organizational Leadership, 301 University Boulevard, Suite 4049, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or via email at

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